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serval cat found at Soysambu Conservancy. Any idea where else in Kenya?any studies, collaring or tracking in Kenya?Research or studies?

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it is also found at the volcanoes of ol Donyo Enburru
you can find them at maasai mara,mount elgon national park and rare black serval cat in aberdare national park.you can check with the kenya wildlife service for any studies or research.
Found in Masai Mara. Their habitat is savannah grassland.
we also have masaai mara,tsavo national park,abaderes national park,ruma national park,nairobi national park
Servals (Felinae serval) have the largest ears and longest legs in relation to the size of their body of any cat. Their fur is yellow, gold to reddish with black spots that often merge to form stripes on the neck and back. Their ears have horizontal stripes. The stomach is usually lighter color than the rest of the body. They have a long neck and a small head.
Servals live in well-watered grasslands of Africa(Maasai Mara). Their habitat overlaps with the caracal who usually preys on larger animals. The serval cat mainly eats hares, ground squirrels, hyraxes, and mole rats, but will also prey on frogs, snakes, lizards, insects, fish, and birds. They listen for their rodent prey. Once they have a position fixed on the animal, they leap with all four feet off the ground and pounce on the prey. Their success rate of pounces is 50%. Most other cats’ success rate is only 10%.
In length, serval cats are about 2 to 3 ¼ feet. Their tails are ¾ to 1 ½ feet long. At the shoulder they stand 1 1/3 to 2 feet tall. Weight ranges from 17.5 to 40 pounds.
To call other servals, servals have a high-pitched cry. Like other cats, they snarl, growl and spit when angry. Contented servals purr.
1 to 3 kittens are born per litter, although sometimes as many as 5 are born. They weigh about 9 ounces each. Kittens are born with their eyes closed, but they open in 9 to 12 days. They reach independence at about 6-8 months, but will stay in their mother’s range until they reach sexual maturity at 18 to 24 months.
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contact kenya wild servie about the research and studies,and yu can find these cats also in masai mara,volcanoes of ol Donyo Enburru,aberdare national park,tsavo national park,abaderes national park,ruma national park,nairobi national park
you can find them at maasai mara and mount Elgon national park.
maasai mara..
A great place to look for the serval cat is in the Aberdares NP. The rare black serval cat can also be found there.
The serval cats can be found on all the savana land, including maasai mara, tsavo, sokoke forest, and even in amboseli areas. whether there has been a study or they have neen collard, am not aware of it.
Servals live in well-watered grasslands of Africa(Maasai Mara). Their habitat overlaps with the caracal who usually preys on larger animals. The serval cat mainly eats hares, ground squirrels, hyraxes, and mole rats, but will also prey on frogs, snakes, lizards, insects, fish, and birds. They listen for their rodent prey. Once they have a position fixed on the animal, they leap with all four feet off the ground and pounce on the prey. Their success rate of pounces is 50%. Most other cats’ success rate is only 10%.
In length, serval cats are about 2 to 3 ¼ feet. Their tails are ¾ to 1 ½ feet long. At the shoulder they stand 1 1/3 to 2 feet tall. Weight ranges from 17.5 to 40 pounds.
To call other servals, servals have a high-pitched cry. Like other cats, they snarl, growl and spit when angry. Contented servals purr.
1 to 3 kittens are born per litter, although sometimes as many as 5 are born. They weigh about 9 ounces each. Kittens are born with their eyes closed, but they open in 9 to 12 days. They reach independence at about 6-8 months, but will stay in their mother’s range until they reach sexual maturity at 18 to 24 months.

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Serval cats are rare and also hard to find, found mostly in the savanna grassland like Mara,Meru, Nakuru that shares with Soysambu c.
For research and studies the Kenya Wildlife Services has the past and current information on the shelves.
Serval cats are found in Maasai mara, Amboseri, Tsavo E and W and rare in Samburu.But 6 years ago we found them in {mt Kenya Sirimon Route) before we reach at the park gate at(2400m) during the dry season. But they like the place that has long and tall grass but they hate the cold places.They share the larger areas (2-30km)with other cats.
SERVAL CAT i) Maasai Mara Game Reserve
ii) Aberdare National Park



Physical Characteristics
The Afrcan Serval Cats are characterized by tawny, black-spotted coats and a long neck and legs to see over savanna grasses. They have large ears and an acute sense of hearing. African Serval cats are one of biggest “small” exotic cat.

Habitation
Serval's are common on the savannas where there is plenty of water.

Behavior and Habits
The serval is mainly nocturnal, and in the daytime it can be difficult to see in tall grasses. When hunting, the serval listens for movement, head raised above the grass. It is even able to locate prey moving underground. Once a sound is located, it stealthily approaches, then leaps and pounces. It often plays with its catch before eating it.Servals lead solitary lives and come together in pairs only for a few days when the female is on heat. Serval kittens, born in litters of two to four, are difficult to observe as the mother hides them well and frequently changes the hiding place. Because the female raises the litter alone, she has to hunt frequently to feed them.

Diet
Servals eat a great variety of prey including rodents, birds, reptiles, frogs and insects.

Thought You Should Know
Serval Cats have a variety of vocalizations, including a high-pitched cry used to call other servals. When angry they snarl, growl and spit. When content they purr.
Physical Characteristics
The Afrcan Serval Cats are characterized by tawny, black-spotted coats and a long neck and legs to see over savanna grasses. They have large ears and an acute sense of hearing. African Serval cats are one of biggest “small” exotic cat. Serval Cats grow to 20-45 pounds . Sometimes they are kept as pets but they are not to be achilds pet. If domesticated, most Serval cats will need to live in an outdoor enclosure, keep this is mind when deciding if a serval is right for you.
Habitation
Serval's are common on the savannas where there is plenty of water. They seem to prefer areas of bush, tall grass and dry reed beds near streams, but are found in high-altitude moorlands and bamboo thickets. Black serval's occur in Kenya's high country.

Behavior and Habits
The serval is mainly nocturnal, and in the daytime it can be difficult to see in tall grasses. When hunting, the serval listens for movement, head raised above the grass. It is even able to locate prey moving underground. Once a sound is located, it stealthily approaches, then leaps and pounces. It often plays with its catch before eating it.
Servals lead solitary lives and come together in pairs only for a few days when the female is on heat. Serval kittens, born in litters of two to four, are difficult to observe as the mother hides them well and frequently changes the hiding place. Because the female raises the litter alone, she has to hunt frequently to feed them.
When the young are large enough to hunt, the mother drives the males out. Young females remain somewhat longer, but when they become sexually mature they too leave to establish their own territories.
Diet
Servals eat a great variety of prey including rodents, birds, reptiles, frogs and insects. They catch much of their prey by leaping high into the air and pouncing but have also been seen reaching into burrows with their long forelimbs, or hooking fish out of water. They are quite successful hunters and seldom eat carrion.
Predators and Threats
The spotted coat of the serval is sometimes marketed falsely as “young leopard” or cheetah, and therefore attracts a hearty price on the black market. This, as well as the serval’s proclivity for poultry raids, makes it a target for hunters. Consequently, servals are no longer found in heavily populated areas.
Thought You Should Know

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Serval Cats have a variety of vocalizations, including a high-pitched cry used to call other servals. When angry they snarl, growl and spit. When content they purr.
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Servals are found in most parts of Africa, with the exception of central equatorial Africa, the very southern part of the continent and the Sahara region.


Serval cat (Leptailurus serval) hidden in savanna grass. Location: Maasai Mara, Kenya (East Africa) .
Hi they are also found in Maasai Mara and can be viewed at the Orphange at Nairobi National Park

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